If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
Wabi-sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.
Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents.
To write that essential book, a great writer does not need to invent it but merely to translate it, since it already exists in each one of us. The duty and task of a writer are those of a translator.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of it for anyone else.
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.
Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established.
Every one of us is precious in the cosmic perspective. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.